Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILLYBOB

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Sun 15 Dec 2013, 12:25

syncromad wrote:great looking Truck, awesome effort you are putting into it,

stuart
Thanks Stuart. Its a really enjoyable toy as it can work and play.

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Sun 15 Dec 2013, 17:09

Posting up on behalf of Martin my mate who cannot be bothered with posting, as he is too busy building :mm::mm::mm::mm::mm:

His step sons twist and go scooter was stolen at work on Thursday evening at work, literally behind the filling station building where he works.

So his manager gave him three days "off" to find another mode of transport, because he lives about 20 miles from where he works.

This left Martin holding the can, as he knows a bit about bikes and has the truck, his tow car that we used a few weeks ago to fetch the V8 engine and gearbox with is not well at the moment...... so the Chevy was put into service, doing about 200 miles on Saturday to go look at and ultimately buy another 125cc learner sized bike for Mikey.

Little bike looks minute on the back, so hopefully his V-Rod will fill the space better when the truck is done.

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Truck used as security anchor for the little bike.

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AND A RANDOM PIC TAKEN AT SANTA POD RACEWAY,

Ford P100 bakkie with Cosworth power if I recall correctly.

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Some Ford Transits

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Mk1 Cortina

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Ford Consul Capri

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And a few others for those interested in drags etc.

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And on the way home.....

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Mon 16 Dec 2013, 01:08

Took the truck out for the day to Rochester, Kent today after we came back from a successful bootfair. Think Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist, Christmas Carol, Tale of two cities, David Copperfield for our foreign readers.

Got loads of thumbs up, and pics taken.... Nicola said she forgets the truck has a distinct presence and does sound rather menacing when cruizing slowly by.

When we came home, I got into the garage and got onto a job that has stared at me for three years....... I will not be saying too much, but this was one pic I took.....

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After this I removed the Transit's number plate from the rear and fitted the Chevy's plate to the Grizz-Pod. (In the UK, the trailer carries the same registration as the car towing it, and has no insurance or roadworthy testing, s you could tow a cardboard box on wheelbarrow wheels, as long as it has a number plate)

This concluded a great weekend.

I still do not have headlights, but many other odd jobs have been done.

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Caravan is now ready for its trip up to RRG13.

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by gordini » Mon 16 Dec 2013, 10:27

Rian, i enjoyed the post you made on that other site when you built the caravan...lekker reading ;) ;) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Mon 16 Dec 2013, 10:46

gordini wrote:Rian, i enjoyed the post you made on that other site when you built the caravan...lekker reading ;) ;) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Thanks Boet

It was a great project to take on, as mad as it was.

And the best thing is that using it, is a great pleasure as Nicola is happy to go along as well, and she normally hates camping.

Here is the thread link again.

http://www.retrorides.proboards.com/thr ... eted-build

It could be a long read.....

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Mon 16 Dec 2013, 20:46

The sort of stuff that steals my truck time.......

And typically today I have a day leave that I had to take...... Aaaaaand??

Nicola needs some quick Christmas prezzies for friends. You know those "Honey Do's"

Women never seem to realize, it's never "quick"

Anyway, been at it for just over three hours. Made 5 different candle holder blocks that hold between two and six tea light candles and their glass holders.

Day ended up costing about six hours to make this lot, but I am happy, been a while since I was really productive.

Pics.

This is a two sided candle block.

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And the other side.

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These fit really tightly into the base holes, so will not get knocked off.

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First lot done.

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Then came in, had some lunch (sandwich n coffee) after whih I hand sharpened all my tools to a silly keeness.

Then grabbed this lump, lined it up and got going......

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Making this pair of tea light holders.

The dark details is created by forcing a tool against the wood at speed, so that it burns the wood.

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Lastly, pulled a piece of oak from the firewood offcut bucket and thought I would give it a go.

I made the ashtray for my mate Era, who is also known as Oldone Racing, he builds championship winning Mazda Rotary motors.

When he smokes in his workshop, he usually has incense burning too. So an incense burner/ashtray.

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And that is the lot for today.

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I have some more time off before year end, so may just go to the shed for more therapy.

I also have to build a wheeling trolley for the compressor I recently bought.

But the weather sucks big time right now......

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by gordini » Mon 16 Dec 2013, 22:11

Hey you magition, where you from.......looks nice Rian 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Wed 18 Dec 2013, 21:59

This is a bit of a cross over reply.

I bought a 210 liter compressor from a mate for £100.00 a while ago, but the thing is £&%$$%£ Heavy.

So I decided to add some wheels.

Original plan was to buy four with single bolt fixing......

But then I said to Mickey next door that a shopping trolley would work well.

He then got me a broken bakers trolley from a skip at a job he was on.

So the trolley was the Tip Treasure.

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Went out for the afternoon, getting home around 16.00 and then back to the garage.

It was already getting dark, but then who needs light when you weld??

I used the small jack to lift the tank to the right height and a couple of magnets to hold the wheels in place.

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View from outside.

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JOB DONE......Mobile compressor.


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Close up time for today.

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Tomorrow I need to get under and about the truck to see what bits of patch panels I need to order in from the USA.

Looking forward to getting on with the body work and of course paint in the new year.

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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by gordini » Wed 18 Dec 2013, 22:12

That compressor now needs a nice coat of paint.. :idea: :idea:

I showed your candle holders to my wife...and her response: Make me some :? :? :? K@k idea of mine 8O 8O
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Post by Grizz » Thu 19 Dec 2013, 08:18

gordini wrote:That compressor now needs a nice coat of paint.. :idea: :idea:

I showed your candle holders to my wife...and her response: Make me some :? :? :? K@k idea of mine 8O 8O
If you lived a bit closer, I would suggest you come over and use my machines and make her some.

You know she deserves them...... For letting you play with your toys.

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